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Trading on the future


Following the long-awaited release of the Garnaut Review’s Draft Report on Climate Change, the Federal Government has released the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Green Paper, which includes an outline...

NGL - Regulating transmission and distribution


The National Gas Law (NGL), which came into force on 1 July, will regulate natural gas pipeline services, bringing gas distribution and transmission under the national energy market institutions alongside...

Transporting Australia's natural gas


Natural gas transmission is a major link in Australia’s gas industry chain. Sarah Robertson speaks with APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright about the gas transmission sector, the achievements, the challenges...

Attracting young people to the gas industry


The Young Pipeliners Forum was established in 2006 to address the challenge of attracting young skilled workers to the transmission industry. Two years later, the forum is proving a great...

Varanus ruptures WA gas supply


A pipeline rupture and fire on Apache Energy’s Varanus Island gas processing and transportation hub in June saw Western Australia’s gas supply reduced by 30 per cent. Kate Pemberton and...

WA not yet out of the woods


The Western Australian Premier Alan Carpenter was recently quoted in the local media WA was starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” of the current gas...

Managing pipeline and professional integrity: A drop in the ocean or a sea of opportunities?


Recent graduates entering the pipeline industry face a wealth of choices in the long-term development of their future careers. Along the way they will face many choices as well as...

Developing WA's tight gas


Until recently tight gas was considered too difficult and costly to extract. However with gas supply concerns, innovative technology and rising energy costs tight gas is back on the West...

Industrial gas use - fuelling Australia's growth


The industrial sector is the dominant gas consumer in Australia, accounting for approximately 60 per cent of demand. While this is significant, more substantial is the considerable rate of growth...

Early design drivers in Floating Liquefied Natural Gas


In the context of rising global energy demand and the increase in offshore pipeline and onshore plant costs, Floating LNG (FLNG) developments are primed to offer a unique and cost-effective...

ABB wins Pluto LNG equipment contracts


ABB has been awarded over $64 million worth of contracts to supply equipment for Woodside's Pluto Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, currently under construction in Western Australia. Sarah Robertson reports.

Safety challenges for the offshore gas industry


The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) is working with Australia’s offshore petroleum industry to address the challenges of providing safe working environments, procedures, skills and training.

Process systems for an emerging CCS industry


With coal the primary fuel for over 80 per cent of Australia’s current power supply, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has become a vital component of government and industry policy....

CSIRO commissions flow loop


A new flow loop commissioned by CSIRO will help researchers find solutions to predict and control gas hydrates formation in offshore oil and gas production pipelines. Kate Pemberton reports.

Complete analyser solutions


Victorian-based Integrated Analytical Systems (IAS) specialises in the design, manufacture, testing, commission and support of analyser systems for the petrochemical, oil, gas and power generation industries.

WKPP powers up


In June 2008 the final power station in the West Kimberley Power Project passed its reliable operations test, heralding a new era of power generation in the region.

Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline: the backbone of Western Australia


Extending almost 1,600 km from the Pilbara region to the southwest of Western Australia, the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline is an essential piece of gas infrastructure, supplying 90...

pypIT™ for the DBNGP


Australian technology company Sydac, was contracted by Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) to upgrade its transmission management software to meet the needs of the Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) –...

Enerflex debottles the DBNGP


Gas Today spoke with Enerflex Process to discuss the company’s work with WestNet and Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) to deliver additional infrastructure and services for the DBNGP Stage 5A Expansion.

Distribution system gas leakage estimation for National Greenhouse Reporting


The first reporting year for the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2008 (the NGER Act) commenced on 1 July 2008.

Developing the Top End's gas industry


The Northern Territory’s abundant gas resources have long been recognised for their potential to propel Darwin forward as a major gas hub in the Asia-Pacific region. However recent reports have...

Up north, SEAAOC a success


Gas was the talk of Darwin town in July as the major industry players and representatives met at the South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference (SEAAOC). Sarah Robertson reports.

Pipeline industry to gather for 2008 Convention


The Australian Pipeline Industry Association’s (APIA) Annual Convention and Exhibition brings together all members of the pipeline industry from owners and constructors through to suppliers of equipment and services.

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